Help Need ur input

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Saltiena, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Saltiena

    Saltiena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are some pics of my chciken coop, it was in the yard when we mooved in, but it is 8'x12' so it works, i still have to paint it and put in the nest boxes and roosts but i wanted to know whatyou guys thought of it


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  2. w8tn4fresheggs

    w8tn4fresheggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is adorable and has a lot of potential. Have fun with your coop and chickens. Steph
     
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all it needs is a good paint job.an itll be ready to go.as well as a new door or i cant see the door.looks like that wood will suck up the paint.
     
  4. Saltiena

    Saltiena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have a door, but we painted it and we ehad to replace the hinges so we took it off temperaroly, we already bought paint, but its been raining the last few days so i couldnt laeve the house
     
  5. Saltiena

    Saltiena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its not really as big as the others, but i think it still works
     
  6. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All it needs is some paint on it. I thing it will make a fine coop.
     
  7. ChrisnTiff

    ChrisnTiff Out Of The Brooder

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    Make sure you have the proper ventilation in your coop. You may have to add a roof vent or a louver in both ends to keep the air flowing. Ammonia build up in coops can be bad. Depending where you are located you could use more or less ventilation. Let us know what kind of climate you live in if you need more details. By the way if you use a good primer on that wood before you paint it will make all the difference in the world. Good luck,

    Chris
     
  8. mlheran

    mlheran Chillin' With My Peeps

    I second the vent and also suggest a window -it'll help when cleaning and keeping hens laying longer. Also, I'd run a hose over the top to check for leaks. [​IMG] Aside from that, slap some paint on it and you're good to go!
     

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